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27 Dec 2019 | 04:45 PM UTC

Iraq: At least one killed following rocket attack on Kirkuk military base December 27 /update 1

US civilian contractor killed following rocket attack on Iraqi military base near Kirkuk December 27; similar attacks possible over the near term



According to officials, a US civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on the K1 Iraqi military base near Kirkuk on Friday, December 27. The base houses Iraqi and US military forces. In addition to the fatality, several other service members were reportedly wounded in the assault. No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

Similar attacks are possible in Kirkuk over the near term.  


Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.